Philostratus: Biography and Belle Lettres in the Third Century A.S.: Biography and Belles Lettres in the Third Century A.D. Graham Anderson

ISBN: 9781317747178

Published: June 17th 2014

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336 pages


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Philostratus: Biography and Belle Lettres in the Third Century A.S.: Biography and Belles Lettres in the Third Century A.D.  by  Graham Anderson

Philostratus: Biography and Belle Lettres in the Third Century A.S.: Biography and Belles Lettres in the Third Century A.D. by Graham Anderson
June 17th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9781317747178 | 6.72 Mb

This study of Philostratus, first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographers treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personalityMoreThis study of Philostratus, first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographers treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personality as a superficial dilettante and an engrossing snob.

Through him we gain a glimpse of the rhetorical schools and their rivalries, as well as a bizarre portrayal of the celebrated first-century holy man Apollonius of Tyana, long loathed by his later Christian press as a Pagan Christ.Rarely does a biographers reputation revolve round the charge that he forged his principal source. Graham Andersons account produces new evidence which supports Philostratus credibility, but it also extends the charges of ignorance and bias in his handling of fellow-sophists.

Philostratus is intended for any reader interested in the social, cultural and literary history of the Roman Empire as well as the professional classicist.



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